(a) The governor may present a financial award to the schools or districts that the
commissioner determines have demonstrated the highest levels of sustained success
or the greatest improvement in achieving the education goals. For each student in average daily attendance, each of those schools or districts
is entitled to an amount set for the award for which the school or district is selected
by the commissioner, subject to any limitation set by the commissioner on the total
amount that may be awarded to a school or district.
(b) The governor may present proclamations or certificates to additional schools and
districts determined to have met or exceeded the education goals.
(c) The commissioner may establish additional categories of awards and award amounts
for a school or district determined to be successful under Subsection (a) or (b) that
are contingent on the school's or district's involvement with paired, lower-performing
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